During my time in this internship, it has encouraged me to think beyond my internship this summer and even my college years. I learned, with my supervisor’s encouragement, to think about maximizing my earning potential by becoming an entrepreneur. After all, that’s how my supervisor got started: He had worked at a real estate firm, learned the ropes, and realized he could make more by working for himself. On more than one occasion, he would remind me to discover what I am passionate about or good at — my “edge” — and start a business in that.
When people think about business, being introspective isn’t usually what comes to mind; but for me, it does. Thinking about business, coming up with a product to sale, and figuring out what people want, has made me more aware of my surroundings. It made me more curious about individuals, and I find my interactions with strangers even more scintillating and rewarding. Perhaps, when I return to Michigan in the fall I can come up with an idea of my own.